FireMon Pros and Cons

FireMon Pros

Daniel James
Security Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the reporting capability because everything that we do is a result of our being able to query a report, based on our environment and our PCI compliance efforts.
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Orlando Paulino
Information Security Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The Security Manager part of FireMon... gives me an eye on everything that's out there, everything that I cannot see. Because I'm not a network admin, I cannot go to a firewall itself, but at least I have FireMon so that I can go in and view everything that I want to view. And I can eliminate whatever I see that is wrong,
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NetworkSad34
Network Security Engineer- Senior at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It provides us with a single pane of glass for our on-prem environment, to see configuration. We have not implemented into the cloud yet. We can search for an object group and see where it lives on any firewall in the enterprise or find security rules, no matter what firewall they're on.
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InfoAssu7204
Info Assurance Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It gives us the ability to go to one place to look for potential firewall rules that are inappropriate, or which don't meet compliance. Instead of manually searching hundreds of firewalls for a policy, we can go to this one location and find the rules which are now out of compliance.
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Chris Goodrich
IT Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is the single place where we go to review all of our firewall changes. The solution makes it easier for us to track all the changes made. It is a central place where we can look at all the firewall rules, because we have three different firewall vendors. It save us time and creates efficiencies by looking at the general picture.
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Shabeer Chundaparambil
Manager Security Solutions with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are Policy Optimizer and Firewall Manager for different brands of firewall.
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FireMon Cons

Daniel James
Security Engineer at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The current health and monitoring of the devices is atrocious... Imagine you have a list of 200 devices, and you can grade each of those devices as either green, yellow, or red. However, there might be three different reasons for you to go to red, or eight different reasons to go to yellow, and all of those things could be combined... Out of all those categories, I only find one or two of them that are, perhaps, pertinent.
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Orlando Paulino
Information Security Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We're working on implementing FireMon with our ticketing system service now. Having that would be an improvement.
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NetworkSad34
Network Security Engineer- Senior at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the core functionality in our environment doesn't seem to work. We will get buggy code releases. They need to work on their Q&A of every code release.
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InfoAssu7204
Info Assurance Engineer at a aerospace/defense firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The AWS integration is still not mature for us to use. It is just not ready for our use case for AWS connectivity. Therefore, it does not provide us with a single pane of glass for our cloud environments, because we can't manage our cloud environment with the tool.
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Chris Goodrich
IT Security Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The stability has been fairly decent, but there have been a few issues. My coworker has had some issues in the past where he has had to work with support.
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Shabeer Chundaparambil
Manager Security Solutions with 10,001+ employees
We are looking for more integration with SIEM and other tools.
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